Assistant Professor of Mediterranean History
The History Department of Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Mediterranean history, 500-1500 C.E., beginning September 2018. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can situate Mediterranean history in a global context by contributing to the Africana Studies, Middle East and South Asia Studies, and/or Medieval and Renaissance Studies Programs. Candidates whose research focuses on issues such as, but not limited to, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, cross-cultural contact, religious cooperation and conflict, urbanism and/or empire are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to teach introductory surveys as well as intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses related to their areas of specialization.
QUALIFICATIONS The department requires successful completion of the Ph.D by June 2018. Interviews will take place at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Candidates who are unable to attend the AHA may arrange to interview with the Search Committee over Skype.
Washington and Lee and the Department of History are interested in candidates committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS You will be prompted to upload a letter of application, resume, graduate transcripts, and enter contact information for three providers for letters of recommendation (or a credentials file). Applications are due on October 15, 2017. Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor Sarah Horowitz Chair, Mediterranean History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.